Accession Number : AD0907513

Title :   Safe Powering Test Procedure.

Descriptive Note : Development rept.

Corporate Author : WYLE LABS HUNTSVILLE AL EASTERN OPERATIONS

Report Date : JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : This report describes the reasoning and logic which led to the development of a Safe Powering Test Procedure for Outboard boats. The present report is a companion document to the Safe Powering Test Procedure report, and the paragraph numbering corresponds to the paragraph numbering of the test procedure for ease of interpretation. The Safe Powering Test Procedure which has been developed is designed to determine whether or not a given boat complies with the Maximum Allowable Horsepower as specified in the Boating Safety Act of 1971, and the Rules and Regulations in the Federal Register, Vol. 37, No. 151, dated 4 August 1972. Basically the specifications of Maximum Allowable Horsepower is determined according to the length of the boat, the width and height of the transom, the characteristic hull shape and whether or not the particular boat has remote steering. Nomographs were developed for determining the Maximum Allowable Horsepower based upon the parameters listed above. The development of these nomographs, which greatly simplifies the determination of the Maximum Allowable Horsepower, is discussed in detail. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BOATS, MARINE SURFACE PROPULSION), SAFETY, TEST METHODS, SPECIFICATIONS, SHIP HULLS, SHIP STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS, STEERING, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), NOMOGRAPHS, STANDARDS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COAST GUARD RESEARCH.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE